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Plath, Robert W. - 82, Keyport  
Robert W. Plath AGE: 82 • Keyport Robert W. Plath, 82, of Keyport, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. He was born and grew up in Union Beach. He moved to Keyport 53 years ago. He retired in 1993, from JCP&L, South Amboy, as a maintenance worker. Robert was a member of the TGIF Bowling Team for 30 years; the Monday Seniors Bowling League; and the Friday Seniors Bowling League. He was also a member of the Twin Hills Rod and Gun Club; and he loved hunting and fishing. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Theresa (Strauble) Plath; his brother, Albert Plath; and a grandson, Michael. He is survived by his beloved wife of what would have been 57 years this May 17th, Winifred "Winnie" (Waltz) Plath; his loving children, Theresa Ann Boyle of Aberdeen, Robert Plath Jr. of Middletown, Thomas John Plath of Winston-Salem, NC, and Michael Patrick Plath of Keyport; and nine cherished grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport; and 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, with a 10:30 a.m. service at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Mausoleum, Keyport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Robert. To post an online condolence to the family or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2015
Porter-Sheppard, Vida - 63, Linden  
Vida Porter-Sheppard AGE: 63 • Linden Vida Porter-Sheppard, 63, of Linden passed on 3/20/2015. Visitation will be held at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 W. Kinney St. Newark on Mon. March 30, 2015 at 10am followed by 11am funeral service. Log on to www.plintoncurry.com to sign guest book.
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Published in Home News Tribune on Mar. 29, 2015
Potter, Peggy - 96, Jackson  
Peggy Potter AGE: 96 • Jackson Peggy Potter, 96, of Jackson passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Peggy was born and raised in the Adelphia section of Howell before moving to Jackson ten years ago. She was a seamstress for Brooks Brothers Factory in Manasquan before retiring in 1998 and was a member of ILGWU. Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Robert Potter in 1993; and a son, Michael Sagan in 2008. She is survived by a son, Gary Sagan of Jackson; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Sagan of Farmingdale; three step-children, Maryann, Robert & Marlene; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Farmingdale. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peggy may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2015
Powell Jr., William D. - Plainfield  
William D. Powell, Jr. AGE: 74 • Plainfield William D. Powell, Jr., 74, son of the late William and Elizabeth Powell of Harding, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday (March 26, 2015) at his home in Plainfield. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA, he resided in Plainfield for 46 years. Bill was a veteran, having served with the US Army while stationed in Heidelberg Germany. He graduated from Montgomery Junior College in MD, studying electrical technologies and earned his B.S. in Management from Rutgers. He was a member of the technical staff in the VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) Material Development Department at Bell Labs, Murray Hill. His projects involved electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering along with semiconductor processing and fabricating memory circuits for AT&T's switching network. Retiring after 30 years, he went on to earn his teaching degree at Kean College. Bill taught Special Education at McAuley School for Exceptional Children in Watchung for 13 years before retiring in 2005. Bill was an avid gardener, which was great news for his neighbors, as they all raved about and truly enjoyed his legendary tomatoes. His son called him MacGyver, having the innate ability to build, fix and engineer just about anything to solve a problem. Bill had a heart of gold and stray cats were one of the beneficiaries, as he and his wife rescued and cared for their own "little family" of felines. Music was a passion for Bill and he enjoyed making cd's for his friends, their children and especially his mother Elizabeth, as she loved to listen to music from the 30's and 40's. Bill spent many years as a little league coach in Plainfield, developing long lasting relationships with his former coaches and players. He also had a passion for genealogy, researching his family's heritage and journeys from across the seas. Bill or Willy, as his dear friend Jack called him, truly enjoyed and valued the 45 year friendship and special bond he shared with Jack and Mary Kay Ludovicy. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Pamela Powell; his son, Douglas Powell; his brother, Robert Powell; wife Mary Ellen, and sons Robert and Timothy Powell; mother-in-law Cornelia D. Jones; brothers in law Ernie Zeilinger; Frank John; Richard Jones; sisters in law Cornelia John; Deborah Zeilinger and Joan Jones, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. And of course his cats. Belle, Blackie, Casper, Gretel, Jack, Jill, Midnight and Pepe. Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Ave., Fanwood on Thursday April 2nd from 4-7 P.M. Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1544 Mt. Zion Rd, Harding, PA 18643 or Best Friends Animal Society 5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab, Utah 84741. For additional information or to express condolences, please visit www.fanwoodmemorial.com .
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Published in Courier News on Mar. 29, 2015
Preziosi, Alfred Anthony - 85, Manchester Twp.  
Alfred Anthony Preziosi AGE: 85 • Manchester Twp. Alfred Anthony Preziosi, 85, of Manchester Township, formerly of Cedar Grove, passed away on March 27, 2015. He was a parishioner of St. John's Church, Lakehurst, NJ and formerly an active parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, Toms River, where he was involved in the Hospital, Eucharistic, and Reader ministries for nearly 20 years. Al was a compassionate, devoted, generous, gentle, loving, and patient man and was truly "the best of the best." He is predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Mary, and he will be sadly missed by his wife of 61 years, Doris; his children, Debbie, and her husband, Rudy, Robyn, Al, and his wife Margo, Geri, and her husband, Jimmy, Brenda, and her husband, David, Leslie, and her husband, John, and Chris, and her husband, Bill; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Sylvia, and her husband, Harold; sister-in-law, Betty; nieces, Lori, and her family and Linda, and her family; nephews, Donald and Johnny; and a host of other family and friends. Al's family and friends will continue to remember him and be strengthened by his oft-repeated admonishment to, "Stay strong." Memorial Mass will be on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, NJ. A Memorial Mass will also be held at St. Joseph's Church, 685 Hooper Ave, Toms River on Tuesday, April 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. Services are under the direction of Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. Memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com .
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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2015
Pruss, Theodore V. - 82, Whiting  
Theodore V. Pruss AGE: 82 • Whiting Theodore V. Pruss, 82, of Whiting, passed away, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, he lived in Florida and Yardville before moving to Whiting 15 years ago. Theodore was a purchasing agent for 27 years for RCA, Princeton, NJ. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Perth Amboy and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Theodore is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Seymour Pruss; two sons, Thomas Pruss of Westampton, NJ and Steven Pruss of Hunterdon, NJ; one daughter, Debra Gilbert of Cream Ridge, NJ; a brother, Myron Pruss of Metuchen, NJ; a sister, Christine Czoch of Sewaren, NJ and four grandchildren. Services will be private. Manchester Memorial Funeral Home, 28 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting is in charge of arrangements. For information and condolences, visit our website at manchestermemorial.net
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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2015
Rahey, Richard J. - 55, West Palm Beach, Fl Formerly Of Ocean Twp  
Richard J. Rahey AGE: 55 • West Palm Beach, FL formerly of Ocean Twp Richard J. Rahey, passed away February 15, 2015. He was an active member at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. He was a teacher for the Palm Beach County School District. Richie's passion was cooking and entertaining. His home was open to everyone. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, kind heart and larger than life personality. He is predeceased by his loving mother Grace L. Rahey of West Palm Beach, FL. He is the beloved father of his son R.J. and daughter Emily. He will forever be in the hearts of his family including his brothers, George Rahey of Middletown, NJ, Christopher Rahey of West Milford, NJ, Paul Rahey of Asbury Park, NJ, his five nieces and nephews and one great niece.
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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2015
Rasimowicz Jr., Stephen J. - 57, Woodbridge  
Stephen J. Rasimowicz, Jr. AGE: 57 • Woodbridge Stephen J. Rasimowicz, Jr., 57, a lifelong resident of Woodbridge, passed peacefully, with his family at his side, on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Fr. Hudson House at Center for Hope Hospice, Eliizabeth. He was a diesel mechanic for various firms throughout his career and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was predeceased by his parents, Irene and Stephen J. Rasimowicz, Sr. He leaves behind his beloved sisters, Judee (& Kevin) Serentino, of Port Reading, and Janice (& Barry) Idell of Pottsville, PA, his 2 children, Stephen and Kristen Rasimowicz, 2 nieces, a nephew, 3 great nieces and 2 great nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave. Fords, NJ 08863 Funeral services will be on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 8:30 am, from the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave. Fords, NJ 08863, followed by a 9 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. James RC Church, Woodbridge, interment will follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Center for Hope Hospice, Father Hudson House, 111 Dehart Pl. Elizabeth, NJ 07202. For directions or to send condolences visit flynnfun eral.com
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Reddy, James C. - 47, Point Pleasant  
James C. Reddy AGE: 47 • Point Pleasant James C. Reddy, 47 passed away peacefully at his home on March 25, 2015, surrounded by his wife and loving family after losing his battle with brain cancer. He was born June 4, 1967 and has lived in Point Pleasant since childhood. Jimmy graduated Pt. Pleasant Boro High School and worked at a number of local establishments including Frankie's Bar and Grill. For the last 13 years he worked as a Conductor for NJ Transit. Jimmy enjoyed gardening, comic books, cooking, music and traveling with his wife. He was always willing to help neighbors & friends. His laughter, infectious smile and jokes will be missed by all who knew him. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jennifer L Newman; mother in law Larene Newman; sister and her husband Marybeth Reddy and Erik Valeur. He is also survived by 6 nieces and nephews and their children. The family wishes to thank the staff of Meridian Hospice, and Jimmy's second family at NJ Transit for their support through this difficult time. Services are private. A celebration of life is being planned for a later date. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jimmy's name to Monmouth & Ocean County Brain Tumor Support Group, Inc. ( www.njbt.org ) or charity of your choice.
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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2015
Reock, Jeanne Thomason - 83, Kendall Park  
Jeanne Thomason Reock AGE: 83 • Kendall Park Jeanne Thomason Reock, 83, of Kendall Park, N.J., died in Princeton Hospital on March 24, 2015. A native of Bradley Beach, Jeanne graduated from Asbury Park High School and was in the last graduating class of the New Jersey College for Women, before it became Douglass College. Following college, Jeanne worked in social services for Middlesex General Hospital and for the State Board of Child Welfare, and then raised a family. As her interest in public education developed, she became a member the South Brunswick Board of Education and served several years as president of the board. This was followed by 17 years as a legislative analyst for the New Jersey School Boards Association. Upon retirement from NJSBA, Jeanne undertook a new career in psychological counseling. She helped to organize and for 12 years served as the president of International Association of Rubenfeld Synergists (INARS). Later, she became secretary of the Institute for International Connections, and helped organize and present conferences in Baku, Azerbaijan and other locations. Jeanne is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Ernest C. Reock, Jr., of Rutgers University, two sons: Michael, of Goose Creek, S.C., and Thomas, of Hamilton Township, a daughter, Kathleen Reock Ketofsky, of Kendall Park, and five grandchildren. Plans for a memorial celebration of Jeanne's life will be announced at a future date. Arrangements are under the direction of the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, Monmouth Junction.
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Published in Home News Tribune on Mar. 29, 2015
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